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A very warm welcome

To St Peter’s Prep School

Nestled between the coast and moorland, but within 15 minutes of the buzzing city of Exeter, St Peter’s sits in a prime location in Lympstone, Devon, overlooking the Exe Estuary.

As you travel down the long drive to the beautiful classic building and grounds of Harefield House you are instructed to ‘Enjoy The View’ and it is this open vista which, some say, characterises the ethos of the school. Open view, open minds. This forward-thinking school embraces an aspiring and positive attitude to learning whilst still instilling the core values of a traditional prep school: courtesy, consideration and common sense.

It is always best to come and see what we do firsthand, to get a feel for the school, and I invite you warmly to come and visit, meet the staff and pupils and see for yourselves why the school is so special.

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Charlotte Johnston


Nurturing young minds

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Joining St Peter's

At St Peter’s, we are committed to supporting you at every stage of this important process. Your journey to choosing the ideal educational environment is significant, and we’re here to provide guidance and assistance to ensure you make an informed decision.


Life at St Peter's

Your journey begins with discovery. Take the first step by learning more about our facilities, virtually touring our campus, and securing your spot for an in-person visit. Explore the enriching environment of St Peter’s by delving into our state-of-the-art facilities!

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 If you’re a parent of a child attending St Peter’s, head to our ‘For Parent’s’ area to find important information on term dates, wraparound care, transportation, uniforms, and more.